IT Employment Continues Upward Trajectory
In November, IT employment increased by 0.51% to 5,210.600 jobs, according to TechServe Alliance, the national trade association of the IT & Engineering Staffing and Solutions Industry. On a year-over-year basis, IT employment has declined by 2.67% since November 2019 shedding 143,100 IT workers.
Engineering employment was effectively flat (up 100 jobs) holding at 2,584,000. On a year-over-year basis, engineering employment has declined by 3.09% since November 2019, a loss of 82,500 engineering workers.
“For the fourth consecutive month, IT employment posted strong growth—up 0.51% in November,” observed Mark Roberts, CEO of TechServe Alliance. “Given the critical role of both internal and external IT resources played in enabling many businesses to operate in the face of the pandemic, it is not surprising that demand for highly skilled IT professionals continues to grow,” added Roberts.